8 large jalapeno peppers
1/2 package (4 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
1 Tbsp. Jalapeno Veggie Dip by Twisted Pepper
8 thick-sliced peppered bacon strips
1. Cut jalapenos in half lengthwise: remove seeds and center membranes. In a small mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, cheddar cheese and Jalapeno Veggie Dip Mix. Stuff about 1to 2 tsp. in to each pepper half.
· Cut bacon strips in half widthwise. Ina large skillet, cook bacon until partially cooked. Wrap a bacon piece around each pepper: secure with a toothpick.
· Place on a wire rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Discard toothpicks. Serve immediately. Yield: 15 Appetizers
NOTE: When cutting hot peppers, disposable gloves are recommended, avoid touching your face. Place seeds in plastic bag and discard, (avoid running water while removing seeds, this will make you cough.)